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A4 AVL  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2007
Total Production: 1,715
Unitary Cost: EUR€160,000   (USD$168,421)
Also Known As: Auverland A4 AVL, Gavial and PVP
Origin: France
Corporations: Panhard & Auverland
Parent System: A4 AVL
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2007
Total Production: 1,715
Total Cost: USD$135 million
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Description: The Auverland A4 AVL (Armored Vehicle Light) is an all-terrain, air transportable, high mobility, modular, lightweight, armored vehicle developed to meet the requirements of the French Army. The crew compartment as well as the engine have been protected through the addition aluminum and steel plates with thickness ranging from 6mm to 10mm. Modern military operations demand a high mobile, liaison vehicle such as Auverland A4 AVL.

The 4x4 Auverland A4 AVL vehicle can accept roof-mounted weapons and a wide range of modular payloads to fulfill different mission requirements. Despite its small size, the vehicle can accommodate up to seven people but typically it will carry only three. The roof hatch as well as other equipment are provided as vehicle options.

On September 16, 2004, the French Armaments Procurement Agency (DGA) selected the Auverland A4 AVL for the Petit Véhicule Protégé (PVP) or Protected Small Vehicle program. A first batch of 314 vehicles valued at €40 million ($48 million) was ordered with first deliveries and entry into service expected in 2007. The PVP program is aimed at procuring up to 933 vehicles worth €108 million ($135 million) for the French Army. In early 2009, the PVP program was aimed at delivering 1,500 vehicles by 2015.

Gavial is a version of A4 AVL vehicle with minor modifications being offered to the German Army. It may serve as a 4x4 command and liaison vehicle matching GFF family of command and multipurpose vehicles requirement launched in 2005.

A4 AVL Specifications

Crew: 7
Wheel Drive: 4x4
Height: 2.13 meter (84 inch)
Length: 4.28 meter (169 inch)
Width: 1.97 meter (78 inch)
Max Range: 800 kilometer (497 mile)
Power: 150 shp (112 kW)
Top Speed: 33.4 mps (120 kph)
Max Weight: 5,000 kilogram (11,023 pound)
Payload: 1,130 kilogram (2,491 pound)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
Meters (m)   Kilometers (km)   Nautic Miles (nm)   Inch (in)   Yard (yd)   Foot (ft)   Millimeter (mm)
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Meters per Second (mps)   Kilometers per Hour (kph)   Knot (kt)   Miles per Hour (mph)
Liter (l)   Galon (gl)
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Shaft-Horse-Power (shp)

A4 AVL News

There are 7 news between
16 Sep 2004 and 8 Sep 2011
Thursday, September 8, 2011French Army Places Order for an Additional 200 PVP Small Protected Vehicles
Sunday, February 20, 2011France Orders 100 Wasp Remote-Controlled Turrets for PVP and VBL Armored Vehicles
Tuesday, May 11, 2010The French Army Orders 187 Additional Panhard PVP Small Armored Vehicles
Tuesday, October 6, 2009French Army Orders 500 SITEL Tactical Information Systems
Thursday, February 12, 2009DGA Orders 232 PVP Small Protected Vehicles
Friday, April 18, 2008French Army Takes Delivery of First Small Protected Vehicles
Thursday, September 16, 2004The French Army Orders 314 PVPs

Operators & Related Equipment

A first batch of 933 vehicles was ordered in 2004 and a second batch of 200 PVPs was ordered in September 2011
Jun 2012993
Dec 2011933
May 2010506
Jul 2009314with 746 PVPs ordered so far

Grand Total 1,1483
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